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11. Third man running

Area: 60 x 45 with the field having three 15 yard playing zones. The game is shown as 7 v 7 using two midfielders from each team in the middle playing area. Other players can move through this zone but they cannot stop in it. The outer zones are 3v2 and all zones have limited touches. Middle zone 2 touch and outer 3 touch.

1.The two midfielders from each team stay in the middle zone.

2. Teams keep possession and the ball can either be dribbled across or a run be made by an attacking defender.

3. The two midfielders are always offering support.

4. More than one defender can move into the attacking third. Be careful of the counter attack from the opposition.

5. To score the ball has to be passed through the small goal.

Coaching points:

Link up play

Movement to create angles

The player passing the ball can continue the run and may get the ball after one or two passes.

Quality passing. To space or to feet.


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